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Thread: Which LHD developing countries can VW dump a few vehicles into ....?

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    Which LHD developing countries can VW dump a few vehicles into ....?

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    Well I dont recall seeing a VW in the Philippines that could be a start.

    VW parts are very expensive, e.g. a new thurmo fan for my Amork ute is $1600, A door mould for a Golf is around $1800, headlights are over $600 compared to say Hyandi at under $100, holden under $200.

    They could part them out easy and get back some money.

    It is ashame this happened, in my opinion and expirence in the motor trade VW build a great car, shit I even drive one. I prefer my VW pick up over the previous Toyota pick up I had (of the same year)
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    I loved my Passat back in the day. Parts weren't that expensive here.. maybe slightly more than Ford parts from what I remember.

    And to think they now own.... Audi, Bugatti, Bentley, Porsche and Ducati...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    I loved my Passat back in the day. Parts weren't that expensive here.. maybe slightly more than Ford parts from what I remember.

    And to think they now own.... Audi, Bugatti, Bentley, Porsche and Ducati...
    Largest car builder in the world,

    When we had our repair business we specialised in Audi and VW. A lot of the parts are also interchangeable like suspension components. Sometimes a part would have the same part number but twice as much if you by it from the Audi dealer...55
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    Parts and Service on VW cars here in Western Australia are ridiculously expensive, we had a Tiguan here at work, just out of warranty and it required an air cond compressor, compressor alone was around $2k aud. Another company car a Touareg V10 diesel required 1 x turbocharger, quoted around 10k aud to replace it 555

    And then when you go to sell a VW, no one wants them so the price is low, unless you are buying another one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZYGUY View Post
    Well I dont recall seeing a VW in the Philippines that could be a start.

    Looks like they have VW Dealers Ozzy, seven of them to be precise 555


    https://www.volkswagen.com.ph/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivo View Post
    Looks like they have VW Dealers Ozzy, seven of them to be precise 555


    https://www.volkswagen.com.ph/
    Oh looks like they got a dealer in Cebu too,

    Maybe in the areas I go they just cannot aford to repair them.....55

    I accualy cannot recall seeing one or a dealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZYGUY View Post
    Oh looks like they got a dealer in Cebu too,

    Maybe in the areas I go they just cannot aford to repair them.....55

    I accualy cannot recall seeing one or a dealer.
    You'll see veedubs everywhere next visit ... 55

    Seems like the Golf's are similar to Aussie price, new, but PI 2nd hand prices are high, higher than new. Thai-like. Volkswagen Golf / Golf GTI for sale - Price list in the Philippines March 2018 | Priceprice.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainrob View Post
    You'll see veedubs everywhere next visit ... 55

    Seems like the Golf's are similar to Aussie price, new, but PI 2nd hand prices are high, higher than new. Thai-like. Volkswagen Golf / Golf GTI for sale - Price list in the Philippines March 2018 | Priceprice.com
    Well I wont be buying a used Golf in PI thats rediculas prices.

    I find used prices on all things in PI all over the place.

    Sold my mountain bike there last trip got a great price, much better than Perth and the local guys said it was a great deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZYGUY View Post
    Largest car builder in the world,

    When we had our repair business we specialised in Audi and VW. A lot of the parts are also interchangeable like suspension components. Sometimes a part would have the same part number but twice as much if you by it from the Audi dealer...55
    Were many parts interchangeable with Volvo as well.

    At least in the older models. Like you said, even having the same part number but at 1/3 the cost.
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    Some of the most difficult cars to unlock is the keys are left in them... I know from my experience as a Roadside Assistance contractor.

    These day, with proximity sensors, the vehicle shouldn't lock itself... but it does happen
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    Quote Originally Posted by justcruzing1 View Post
    Were many parts interchangeable with Volvo as well.

    At least in the older models. Like you said, even having the same part number but at 1/3 the cost.
    Never came across it with Volvo JC,

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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZYGUY View Post
    Never came across it with Volvo JC,
    My Mum had a Volvo 440 I don't remember the year but old (no power steering).

    My step dad used a local bushie type mechanic in Brookvale. Step Dad would buy the parts from Volvo and get the mechanic to install them.

    One time he needed the front ball joints and tie rods replaced, purchased them for $ xxxx? When he gave them to the mechanic the guy said how much did you pay? then when told said stay here and he climbed up to his loft and cam back with the exact same items they were from a VW and 1/3 the price, step dad took his back and got a refund.

    Back in 1974 I had a Volvo station wagon the rubbers on the front sway bar were perished and torn. I went to the Volvo dealer spare parts and the guy bought them out, I asked how much and he said ... $2 each but 50c over the road.

    He wrote the part number down and I went across to the VW dealer the exact same rubbers only difference was the Volvo ones had the Volvo logo painted on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuzzy View Post
    Some of the most difficult cars to unlock is the keys are left in them... I know from my experience as a Roadside Assistance contractor.

    These day, with proximity sensors, the vehicle shouldn't lock itself... but it does happen
    The boss turned up on the farm one afternoon, we had a chat and when he went to open his car door the thing was locked. The engine was still running. This was a Range Rover circa 2005, top wozzer.
    I had the door open in about 60 seconds. 55

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1080 View Post
    The boss turned up on the farm one afternoon, we had a chat and when he went to open his car door the thing was locked. The engine was still running. This was a Range Rover circa 2005, top wozzer.
    I had the door open in about 60 seconds. 55
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainrob View Post
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    Hammer or a brick is easier than the wire.......55

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    Quote Originally Posted by justcruzing1 View Post
    My Mum had a Volvo 440 I don't remember the year but old (no power steering).

    My step dad used a local bushie type mechanic in Brookvale. Step Dad would buy the parts from Volvo and get the mechanic to install them.

    One time he needed the front ball joints and tie rods replaced, purchased them for $ xxxx? When he gave them to the mechanic the guy said how much did you pay? then when told said stay here and he climbed up to his loft and cam back with the exact same items they were from a VW and 1/3 the price, step dad took his back and got a refund.

    Back in 1974 I had a Volvo station wagon the rubbers on the front sway bar were perished and torn. I went to the Volvo dealer spare parts and the guy bought them out, I asked how much and he said ... $2 each but 50c over the road.

    He wrote the part number down and I went across to the VW dealer the exact same rubbers only difference was the Volvo ones had the Volvo logo painted on them.
    I Never come across it with Volvo but then I usually stay clear of Volvos......55

    Doesn’t surprise me. Most car parts are not made by the manufacture, so the supplier would like to sell his bits to more than one manufacturer.

    A lot of Ford and Mazda bits are the same too, mainly back in the 80's & 90's

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    350,000 brought back, 37 car parks ... that means there was 9459 cars in that one car park


    Routinely maintained ? ....... what does that mean , imagine even trying to crank each one over once in a while ....... ok, started 3567, now better do 3568, 3569, ohh fuck 5000 more to do this week, i hate my job ..5555555
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    not sure about the new VW's .... but the old VW vans a worth a fortune if in mint condition, especially the kombi split screen...can go for up to 100K

    A syncro would be fun for the 4WD aspect

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